Unique Britsh requirements

Discussion in 'Tanks, planes & ships' started by brighton hippy, Dec 9, 2011.

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  1. Have heard this banded about a lot can anybody think of any in equipment terms that were actually valuable.
    I can think of the Apache re-engine that was a happy accident because we never planned to fly them in the afgan mountains.
     
  2. Wasn't Nimrod unique as it didn't give off a sonic signature that submarines could pick up on due to it being the only sub hunter with jet engines?
     
  3. I heard all your tanks and vehicles have tea making facilities in them? ;P
     
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  4. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    A BV is indeed essential. Not sure it's uniquely British though. How the deuce would a civilised nation make tea without one?
     
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  5. they bought espresso machines at great expense but they didnt fit.
     
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  6. Quite true, and the Panzers also have a mini-bar and fridge. But we also had instant cookers on the older recce vehicles like the Ferret - much faster than McDonalds or the Burger King - and we could have a full English breakfast cooked in less than 5 minutes, travelling at a steady 50 mph
     
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  8. And NBC (CRBN) proof toilets !
     
  9. Surely Tea making facilities are a must have? Do septics not have them in their somewhat inferior panzers?
     
  10. Fronty

    Fronty Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    They probably just went for a cheap Burco for their instant coffee.
     
  11. There was a Septic General who was always astounded by the British Army's capacity for making hot water, he was a fan of a cuppa to his credit. He reckoned that American's were light years behind us in this area!
     
  12. US military never got the concept of BV's weird
     
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  13. What's a Burco?
     
  14. Big electric boiler, with tap for instant use.
     

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